Optimism Rests in Stars
An optimistic heaven above
shines and mocks me
as I look up to see whether it’s a moving plane
or a florid star,
and then I hear the roar.
I don’t believe in what they say –
that the stars are so far ahead of us in time
that they are dead when we see their light – because
that takes out the possibility that I could one day
live on one, and I’m pretty optimistic.
-- Celestial K.